All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers

Larry McMurtry

08 October 2015
240 pages


All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is one of Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry's most vital and entertaining novels, a wonderful display of his ability to recreate the subtle textures of feelings, the claims of passing time and familiar places, and the rich interlocking swirl of people's lives.

Danny Deck is on the verge of success as an author, when he flees Houston and hurtles unexpectedly into the hearts of three women: a girlfriend who makes him happy but who won't stay; a neighbour as generous as she is lusty; and his pal, Emma Horton. Ranging from Texas to California on a young writer's journey in a car he calls El Chevy, Danny embarks on a wild ride towards literary fame and an uncharted border country.

Brilliant . . . funny and dangerously tender
Mr McMurtry's characters are real, believable and touching . . . and he is a very funny writer
Larry McMurtry is one of American literature's native treasures